Clowney Honored By SEC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week and co-Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Carolina’s win over Clemson, the league office announced today.

Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pounder from Rock Hill, S.C., set the school record for sacks in a game with 4.5 and broke the school record for sacks in a season with 13.0 in the Gamecocks’ 27-17 win at Clemson. The sack total was also a Clemson Memorial Stadium record, breaking the previous mark held by Notre Dame’s Ross Browner (1977) and Virginia Tech’s Bruce Smith (1984). Clowney totaled seven tackles, including six solo stops, and was also credited with a quarterback pressure. The Gamecocks held Clemson to 17 points and 328 yards, well below their season averages of 44.6 points and 535.6 yards per game.

It’s the third time this season that Clowney has been honored by the SEC. He was also the Defensive Lineman of the Week after wins over UAB and Kentucky. He is a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy, the Lombardi Award and the Bednarik Award.

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